Windows XP will not load all the way

By tm5rto
Aug 29, 2015
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  1. Hi, all! I am still running a Dell XPS PC with Windows XP Pro on it. We just relocated, and I unpacked the computer and tried to power it up. The machine starts, Windows begin to load, then at some point just freeze, will not load all the way.

    I tried to start it in Safe Mode, no luck. I tried to do it off a OS disc, same results.

    I looked inside at the connections, everything appear to be connected. Maybe it was bumped during the move, and something got loose, but I could find anything wrong.

    Does anyone have an idea of what happened to Windows, and how I can fix it? I know, I know, get a new computer...:)
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,551   +332

    With it shut off & unplugged, push the power on button in for maybe 30 seconds & I'd also unplug & then reconnect necessary connections to make sure they ARE connected. Good luck :)
  3. tm5rto

    tm5rto TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114

    Didn't work. I tried again to load in Safe Mode, it stopped at this thread:
  4. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    Your hard drive may have got damaged. During your move.
  5. tm5rto

    tm5rto TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114

    That's what I was afraid of...:( Is there any way to check if it's damaged?
  6. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,777   +241

    No , unless you know how to repair a hard drive. There is a chance windows maybe is just damaged. You could try reinstalling your os. If you are lucky this might work.
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,145   +597

    Boot Safe Mode -> go to Last Known Good Config
    Cobalt006 likes this.

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